José Gil Fortoul

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José Gil Fortoul
Portrait of Gil Fortoul - 1932.jpg
President of Venezuela
In office
5 August 1913 – 19 April 1914
Preceded by Juan Vicente Gómez
Succeeded by Victorino Márquez Bustillos
Personal details
Born (1861-11-25)25 November 1861
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
Died 15 June 1943(1943-06-15) (aged 81)
Caracas, Venezuela
Spouse(s) Luisa Marcadet
Alma mater Central University of Venezuela
Religion Roman Catholic

José Gil Fortoul (Barquisimeto, Lara, 25 November 1861 – Caracas, 15 June 1943) was a writer, historian, politician and member of Venezuelan positivism, appointed as Provisional President in 1913. Along with César Zumeta, Pedro Manuel Arcaya, Laureano Vallenilla Lanz, Victorino Márquez Bustillos, was one of the defenders of the dictatorship of Juan Vicente Gómez.[1]


José Gil Fortil in 1909

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "José Gil Fortoul". Venezuela Tuya. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Juan Vicente Gómez
President of Venezuela
Succeeded by
Victorino Márquez Bustillos